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Sept. 22, 2018: NewsTrain workshop in Denton, Texas
See you next year in New Orleans on Sept. 9-10!
Our conference hotel is the New Orleans Marriott, at 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130. We have a nightly rate of $179.
Immediately following the 2019 ASNE-APME-APPM conference will be the Online News Association conference Sept. 12-15 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
More details coming soon.
Denton NewsTrain has a full day of digital training on Sept. 22, 2018, at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in the University Union, room 333, 1155 Union Circle. It is 41 miles north of Dallas and 38 miles north of Fort Worth.
Training Sessions Include:
• Data-driven enterprise off your beat
You Will Learn How To:
• Identify the best way to tell a particular story on a small screen.
Our accomplished trainers are:
Dana Amihere recently joined KPCC, Southern California's NPR affiliate, as data editor, where she will help lead the station's data visualization and digital storytelling efforts. Previously, she worked as an interactive editor at The Dallas Morning News, as a web developer for Pew Research Center’s digital team and as an interactive designer on The Baltimore Sun’s data desk. @write_this_way
Saul Garza is an UNT alum and has been a journalist for 26 years, most recently as the senior reporter for KDFW Fox 4’s Good Day, the highest-rated newscast in North Texas. He’s been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy for his work on the popular franchise. After 19 years at KDFW, Garza decided to hang up the mic in May, and he is now the social media and media relations manager of the city of Garland. Garza is on the executive board at UNT’s Radio-TV-Film Department. He’s also the former president of Hispanic Communicators DFW, the local chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. @SaulGarzaMedia
Tawnell D. Hobbs joined The Wall Street Journal in July 2016 as the national K-12 education reporter. Before that, she was an education reporter at The Dallas Morning News for 16 years. Hobbs started her journalism career at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered education and other beats. She teaches computer-assisted reporting at Texas Christian University and uses the method often to find stories or to strengthen them. As she tells her students, “The stories are in the data.” Hobbs has won numerous awards, including sharing a 2016 National Headliner Award for education writing with a team of reporters. Before her journalism career, she served in the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard for a combined 10 years. @tawnell.
Christy Robinson is the digital coordinator at public media station KERA in North Texas. Before that, she worked in digital for Computer Task Group and The Dallas Morning News. Robinson specializes in growing audiences, improving user experience, communicating analytics, coaching colleagues, organic and paid social media strategy, web copy writing and editing, testing and conversion and SEO. @christyrobinson
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Sun Herald's president, publisher to step down in September
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The president and publisher of a newspaper in Mississippi has announced that she will be stepping down this month.
The Sun Herald reports that Shannon Wall announced her departure from the newspaper Monday.
Wall has worked at the Sun Herald for more than 10 years and has helped it expand its digital footprint during her tenure. She is taking a marketing job at a hospital.
Executive Editor Blake Kaplan will move into an expanded role as the Sun Herald's editor and general manager. He joined the newspaper as a reporter in 1994 and has served as its executive editor and vice president since mid-2015. Kaplan starts his new job Oct. 1.
Longtime publisher of Arizona Daily Sun retiring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The longtime publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun is retiring.
Don Rowley has led the Flagstaff newspaper for 23 years, overseeing changes that included the addition of a Saturday newspaper in 1992 and a move to the west side of town in 1995.
The paper later went back to publishing six days by cutting the Monday edition. It is owned by Lee Enterprises.
Rowley says in a story published Wednesday that he and his wife will spend more time traveling and with their family.
A new publisher is expected to be named later this year.
Rowley says his career in the newspaper industry has been rewarding and diverse. It included a 12-year stint at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, and five years at Pulitzer corporate in St. Louis.
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